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Application Engineer – Solar

Valmont Industries

This is a Full-time position in Tucson, AZ posted April 2, 2021.

600 W Reichmuth Rd Valley Nebraska 68064-0358Why ValmontWelcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits.

When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe.

We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people.

At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world.

We strengthen cities.

We nourish croplands.

We design, manufacture and coat.

Our products and services make a difference.

Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.This Application Engineer will provide technical expertise to support Valmont’s growing solar tracker business.  The Individual Contributor role will be responsible for pre-sales and post-sales activities related to the approval and design of tracker products in the assigned territory.  This position will serve as the primary technical customer contact and will work closely with the Sales, Marketing, and Design Engineering teams to support business growth.  This position works closely with the Sales, Business Line Management, Engineering, and Global Operations leadership team, within with the Global Generation division and other Valmont teams.  This role can be based in the areas of Phoenix, AZ; San Diego or Bay Area, CA; Denver, CO; Austin, TX; Washington DC; or Omaha, NE.  Will also consider remote work from anywhere in the US.Essential Functions: This position reports to the Vice President & General Manager – Global Solar and has no direct or indirect reportsTravels (25%) into the field, within assigned territory, to provide technical sales support and training to support sales efforts as neededSupport Sales and Marketing organization in preparing and presenting technical material to external stakeholders on the company’s products and servicesMake technical and product presentations to current and prospective customer on features and benefitsAnalyze customer needs and match to product offerings by supporting proposal developmentAct as a liaison between customers and Valmont’s engineering teams in problem solving and technical expertiseProvide general technical support to customers, prospects, and sales team membersProvides input to Business Line Management and Product Management teams on product improvements and new product developmentsCoordinates customer visits & meetings, provide agendas and ensures appropriate personnel participateDevelop and update product specificationsPerforms other departmental duties as requiredOther Important Details about the Role: Complete applicable management reportsDrive efficiency and productivity in functional area through process improvement activitiesLeads webinars as part of customer outreach / training of installers on our productsSupport product development activities through idea creation, concept validation, gathering customer insights, and support validation testingNo prior solar experience is requiredRequired Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): Preferred Bachelor of Engineering Degree, Mechanical or Civil Structural with 2+ years of relevant experience or Associates Degree with 3+ years relevant experience or 5+ years of relevant experience.Customer focused with client liaison experience  Demonstrated leadership, commercial competencies, cross functional team building and communication skillsAbility to present technical topics in a clear and concise mannerStrong oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely present information to management and customersAbility to use sound judgment in decisions in order to gain customer satisfaction, at the same time protecting the company interestHigh comfort level with interpersonal interaction and interfacing with customersThe ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous prioritiesPassion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional resultsHighly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These QualificationsExperience with ground mounted solar supports, specifically solar trackersExperience in the solar industry, specifically in PV development projects#LI-MB1Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.Job InfoType: Full timeLocation: Valley NE, Tucson AZ